6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 13, 2013


  1. TRAPPED! IMF Rep Says Without Key Policy Changes, Jamaica Will Remain In Economic Rut. The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) outgoing senior resident representative in Jamaica, Dr Gene Leon, has warned that whether the country can claw its way from under the mountain of debt it now faces will depend on the policies that are put in place… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Consultation On Health Care Needed. There needs to be a general consensus among the relevant stakeholders in the health sector in order to implement an effective, efficient health-care system that will benefit all Jamaicans, especially the poorer class… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Black Tank Project Lacked Transparency – Monroe Ellis. In a performance audit of the National Irrigation Commission (NIC), Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis reported that the commission procured eleven 1,000-gallon tanks at a cost of $342,507, which were “purportedly” distributed to farmers in St Mary and Manchester on the eve of the 2011 general election… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Sugar Outlook Bright – James. Karl James, the general manager of Jamaica Cane Product Sales (JCPS), is quite optimistic about the 2013-2014 crop year after supplying a five-year-high 38,000 tonnes of sugar to the lucrative domestic market in the 2012-2013 crop year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Gov’t Moves To Cut Street-Light Costs. The Bureau of Standards has been asked to develop a framework for the establishment of an acceptable standard for street lights… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  6. Whitmore Had To Go – Burrell. Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Captain Horace Burrell, believes there was no alternative but for former head coach of the Reggae Boyz, Theodore Whitmore to relinquish his post, following a string of poor CONCACAF final round World Cup qualifying (WCQ) results… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com